American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Macy’s Union Square ring in the holiday season with A Dickens of a Holiday, a festive Dickens-inspired event on Saturday, December 9 in Holiday Lane at Macy’s Union Square (255 Geary St., 6th Floor). Beginning at 11:30 a.m., guests will be treated to holiday arts and crafts, strolling carolers, face-painting, photo booth, cupcake decorating, holiday-themed treats and libations, photos with Santa Claus, as well as special performances by cast members from A.C.T.’s celebrated production of A Christmas Carol and students from A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory (YC). Those who have purchased VIP event packages with tickets to the 2 p.m. performance of A Christmas Carol will be escorted from Macy’s to The Geary Theater by a group of roaming carolers beginning at 1:30 p.m. A Dickens of a Holiday is free and open to the public.
VIP Tickets ($250–$1,000) are available and include tickets to the 2 p.m. performance of A Christmas Carol, access to a special VIP lounge at the Macy’s Wine Bar with exclusive treats, libations, and activities, as well as a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind items, including a walk-on role in A.C.T.’s A Christmas Carol. VIP access to A Dickens of a Holiday is for $125 and includes admission for one adult and one child under 12. Sponsorship Packages ($2,500–$15,000) are also available and include a variety of VIP benefits and opportunities. Proceeds from the event will support A.C.T.’s actor-training and education and community programs, which serve more than 16,000 young people from the San Francisco Bay Area each year. In addition, sponsorship packages provide free tickets to A Christmas Carol to Bay Area families with limited access to theater. To purchase individual tickets or to become a sponsor, visit https://www.act-sf.org/dickens
or contact A.C.T. Special Events Fellow Emily Remsen at 415-439-2314 or [email protected]